AL only auction keeper league. 9 teams...Roto....$130 salary cap. 23 active players...40 man rosters... 2 catchers/1 first/1third/1 corner/1 second/1 shortstop/1 middle/5 outfielders/1 dh/9 pitchers. Can keep any 9 players...As of right now am leaning towards...Pena/Pedroia/Holliday/Crisp/Dice-K/Morrow/Duchscherer/Putz/Slowey...That leaves $91.50 to spend on 14 players. Around $6.50 per player. Not bad.It's hard to cut cheap closers(Rodney/Ray/Lewis), but all 3 are questionable. Also, with a 2 catcher league they are at a premium,but Mauer is overpriced. At last year's auction we had to over spend to get Pierzynski for $10 though, so $13.50 doesn't sound as bad. Also, Laird going to DET now makes him a possibility for only $3.50. Not sure about keeping Crisp either, there are always cheap outfielders to pick up late. Hate to get rid of Doc Halladay, but I think I can get him back for almost same price. Same with AROD. Same with alot of my guys. My strategy is usually never keep high priced players and keep best value guys with upside that gives the best balance going in. What's your take???
C Mauer, Joe MIN 13.50 C Pierzynski, A.J. CHW 10.00 C Laird, Gerlad DET 3.50 1B Pena, Carlos TB 5.00 3B Alex Rodriguez NYY 27.00 COR Iwamura, Akinori TB 6.50 2B Pedroia, Dustin BOS 3.50 SS Orlando, Cabrera CHW 8.00 MID Jeter, Derek NYY 23.00 OF Crisp, Coco KC .50 OF Swisher, Nick CF NYY 10.00 OF Young, Delmon MIN 10.00 OF Holliday, Matt OAK 9.00 OF Abreu, Bobby NYY 23.00 DH Kubel, Jason MIN 8.00 P Halladay, Roy TOR 18.00 PMatsuzaka, Daisuke BOS 5.50 P Duchscherer, Justin OAK 3.50 P Morrow, Brandon SEA 2.50 P Slowey, Kevin MIN 3.00 P Meche, Gil KC 5.50 P Sonnanstine, Andy TB .50 P Sowers, Jeremy CLE .50 P Caberea, Daniel BAL 1.00 P Putz, J.J. SEA 6.00 P Lewis, Jenson CLE .50 P Rodney, Fernando .50 P Ray, Chris BAL 1.00
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i pretty much agree with everything you said, but I would definitely keep mauer over crisp because like you said catchers are at a premium and if you put him out there someone will probably over pay for mauer as everybody will need at least one catcher probably.
I also agree with your assessment, and I agree with your keepers. There are 16 AL teams and 9 teams in your league for a total of 18 catcher slots. It sounds like there was a bidding war on Pierzynski late because a few teams didn't want to get stuck with a backup catcher starting , and this inflated his price. So, I'd drop Mauer and Pierzynski and take my chances by getting involved earlier on the catcher bidding.
I hate losing Morrow also in addition to the cheap potential closers that you stated.
jeffmerk wrote:How is Matt Holliday already owned in an AL only auction league?
I had Huston Street for $9. The way we do it is if you lose a player to the N.L. in a trade you get the other player in return for the same price against your salary cap for the next year, but his price is actually $109 so that you can't possibly keep the player. I didn't make the rules, but thats what they do so I get Holliday in retuern for Street who was $9.
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i would love to keep AROD. i plan on getting him back. i had the arod,jeter,abreu combo last year and that was sick, but my thinking is i can always keep a cheap guy like crisp for .50 who would probably go for $6-8 in the auction next year and then still get arod back for the same price. same with hallday. he will probably go for somewhere around $20 so hes only undervalued at $2. i agree the starting pitching in the AL is thinning out so why not keep slowey for $3 and get halladay back, you know?
MadDog36 wrote:I'd keep Arod he's still worth that!!!
I'd throw out Slowey. Regardless of what that does to your bottom line, bottom line is that guy will win you a fantasy championship.
Throwing back Halladay also seems like a mistake but it would help to know how many other top end SP are available and for what prices they will go (or being kept for).
I'd be a bit concerned with the lack of top end SP in the AL. A lot of the aces moved to the NL and kinda thinned it out a bit.
It's a tough call with the Mauer situation. Duc's health is a concern, but he's lights out when on the hill. I would rather cut Crisp I think and take a chance on Duc. You think Crisp for .50 is an automatic keeper over both of them? He's hard to keep over potential closers too, but I would hate to drop him and have one of them lose their jobs by May. OF's are usually a dime a dozen, but I Crisp could have a .290 15hr 30sb type year in 09. The good thing is I don't have to make a final decision till 2 weeks into spring training so I can get a better feel for the closers.
ensanimal wrote:You have to keep Mauer in this situation I think.
I may look at letting Duchscherer go. His health is a bit of a worry and in AL only type league, health risks are dangerous.
Halladay and Arod are tough to drop, but if you know you can get them back at similar costs it may be worth it to hold onto some cheaper guys.